As part of our Big Reset Initiative, we have four working groups pulling together best-practices across 150+ companies on their Coronavirus response strategies, and we will be sharing their findings later in June. In the meantime, as I spend most of my waking hours talking with HR leaders, I want to throw out an ... Read more»
Category: Business Trends
One of the biggest topics I talk with HR leaders about is the massive culture shift taking place in business. CEOs are becoming Chief Empathy Officers; companies are asking employees to take sick days and vacation; it’s now ok to work at home and spend time with your children; and wellbeing and health have ... Read more»
We have been very busy over the last few months, with more than 200 CHRO interviews, dozens of webcasts, and lots of surveys and study, we’ve tried to get ahead of the Coronavirus response. Well today we launched the beginning of our resources to help you: the “Responding to COVID-19” Learner Journey in the Josh ... Read more»
I’ve been looking at the BLS unemployment data regularly since before the 2008 recession, and I watch the shift in jobs from industry to industry. Why? It shows us how the economy is changing and teaches us how to plan our careers, our hiring, our training investments, and the future lives of our children.
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We’ve been studying the impact of Remote Work from the crisis and the well is deepening. Not only are companies getting comfortable with the practice, but a whole new set of issues has emerged.
When you go to business school you learn a lot about uncertainty. When things are unclear, you get more data, build a model, and try to weigh your options. And if you apply the science of Operations Research, you can model almost everything: customer demand, seasonal variations, competitive threats, and trends in consumer behavior.
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While the economic numbers still look grim, there are amazing things going on in large companies. I’ve been on the phone with HR leaders from more than 50 large companies over the last six weeks and I see a clear trend: companies are starting to plan their recovery, and it’s happening in three stages.
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The Coronavirus crisis has affected us all. Companies have shut down retail operations, moved employees to work at home, and implemented hundreds of new programs to help employees stay safe, protected, and productive at work. And now, almost 10 weeks into the crisis, some are going back to work.
We started a big program called ... Read more»
The Coronavirus is accelerating one of the biggest business transformations in decades. Yes, it’s a health crisis but for most companies, it’s also an incredible opportunity to transform.
I am constantly inspired by the ingenuity of the business community. As more than 20 million Americans find themselves out of work, employers are going through a similar level of angst. One company needs to lay off or furlough thousands of restaurant, retail, or airline workers, while another needs to hire thousands of people ... Read more»
One of the biggest surprises of the pandemic is how “brittle” our society has become. A single tiny virus has managed to upset our lives, our economies, and our society. Not only are we worried about our personal health, but our financial system is threatened and we are arguing about state vs. federal, voting practices, ... Read more»
One of the most fascinating and controversial issues in the COVID-19 crisis is the balance between global and local control. And this brings the world of business performance and politics into conflict.
Thomas Piketty the famous economist has shown us that the economy was becoming “more local” over the last decade, and now politicians are ... Read more»
Let’s face it, we’re in a new world. As I described in The Big Reset, remote work is now an integral part of life. Today more than half of Americans are working at home, and studies show that as many as 40 million people will make “work at home” a regular part of their ... Read more»
We are living in one of the most disruptive times in the last decade. This week we saw more than 6 million people file for unemployment (bringing the total to some 10 million), yet a handful of companies are hiring as fast as possible. Through a partnership with Emsi, a leader in labor market ... Read more»